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Dr J gets his title
July 28, 2009
This is a 6 disc set of the Philadelphia 76ers and the team's greatest moments. Disc 1 is the history lesson part. Various players and successful seasons are profiled. Disc 2 thru 6 are individual games presented in their interity. Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins does the hosting for disc 1.
The first disc is basically old material already released during the VHS days. Stuff you get include 76ers A History, rivalries with the Lakers and Celtics, 66-67/75-76/82-83/00-01 seasons, today's team, and Sixers greats(Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Darryl Dawkins, Maurice Cheeks, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson).
When you see clips from the 66-67 season, its amazing how much the racial make-up of the league had changed in a few short years. It's funny watching highlights from the 82-83 season. The way the players and fans looked(uniform, clothes, hair, makeup, etc) ranges from funny to frightening. The 00-01 season was all about Allen Iverson along with then Sixers president Pat Croche. Croche is one excitable dude.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 82 Conference Finals game 7 at the Celtics along with the game 4 sweep of the Showtime Lakers in 83. I have never seen these games before, and although I am not a Sixers fan, I still love watching the Dr J Sixers performing at their highest. Funny how a player would give an opposing player a hand to pick him up. Haven't seen that since I started watching the NBA in the early 90's.
The 1990 Semifinal game 3 between the Bull and Sixers was from a cable channel called Prism in Philly. Those were the days when the player's support shorts would show from underneath their regular team shorts. Disc 5 is game 1 between A.I.'s Sixers and the Kobe/Shaq Lakers. Then finally Disc 6 is all about Allen Iverson "The Answer". Again, lots of Pat Croche in this.
Very nice set for fans of 76ers or fans of NBA history in general. The highlight of this set for me was watching Julius Erving finally win his long awaited championship. You do get a lot of Allen Iverson material. I didn't mind, but it will seem dated since Iverson was still protrayed as Philly's "Answer". Still, get the set and relive some of Dr J at his best.